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    N. Lowii Care

    Ok so i just got my n. lowii from the april fools giveaway! I put it in a nice little pot and it is sooo cute . The current set up i have it under 2 flourescent 'daylight' bulbs T12 40W. The plant is about 4-6 inches from the light. Also i put a plastic bag around the pot so thta it would help increase humidity a bit.

    .... So do you think that it will be fine under the 2 flourescent bulbs? And do i even need to use the plastic baggie for the humidity, or is it useless? I guess all im wondering is if it will still grow and not die off. I hope someone will be able ot know. Also if you request i can post pics of the setup.

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    You can keep the baggie on it to help it acclimate, but not for the long term, as neps need air circulation.

    Also, the two bulbs are a bare minimum, four would be better, but as a small plant directly under the bulbs you should be alright. What is the humidity generally where you're growing it? And the temps?

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    in the same note....let me give my conditions max. I am growing a lowii too. So hopefully you can enlighten me if its fine.

    Inititally my conditions were:
    75F max | 55F min
    low/med light
    no air circulation
    75% day humidity | 85-90% night humidity


    In those conditions....my ramispina, mira and other plants pitchered apart from talangensis.

    Now new conditions:

    78F max | 55F min
    high light
    good air circulation
    60% humidity day | 85% night humidity

    The unfortunate thing is my heaps and heaps of live sphagnum is becoming white and drying up becos of the air circulation. However, I am being convinced by all the talk about air circulation.

    What do you guys think?? good enough for the lowii

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    I just got mine but I am out of LFS to pot it in.
    I am going to put it with my epphipiata, just wondering if you know what form of lowii this is ozzy?
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    I suspect mine may have arrived since I first got home - I should go check my box. I'm potting a number of plants into large 10"x10" net pots, and these would actually be the easiest to put one in at the moment. I know lowii is a slow grower; would a big net pot be total overkill? I've noticed that some Neps seem to grow faster in larger pots, but will that really be a meaningful difference with this species?
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    What type of soil should i use for it... I am curently using 2:1 Perlite:PeatMoss With LFS on the top. Is this ok?!?!
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    Each grower has their preferences.
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    Ok what are your preferances?
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